Favela’s Reading List


It was by reading these books that I knew there was a greater world beyond the ghetto. They fired my imagination, and I needed every bit to survive.

  • Shogun by James Clavell
  • The greatest adventure book ever written, Pioneers in International Trade
  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • Perhaps the most important novel, a hymn to individualism
  • Pride and Prejudice  by Jane Austen
  • A great love story
  • Bleak House  by Charles Dickens
  • The most autobiographical of Dicken’s novels
  • North and South  by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Rise, and Fall, and Rise, of a Self-made industrialist
  • The Way We Live Now  by Anthony Trollope
  • As relevant now as when it was written
  • Of Human Bondage  by Somerset Maugham
  • Never let a woman do this to me


These books gave me the facts that I needed to implement my dreams.


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